PASTORAL STAFF & elders*

CENTRAL CAMPUS

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Brett Sweet

PREACHING PASTOR

Brett’s life is one filled by God’s love for him through Jesus Christ. He is a graduate of Chewelah High School, Eastern Washington University, and is an MA student at Reformed Theological Seminary. Brett has been married to his best friend, Ali, since 2008 and they have four children. He enjoys reading, playing golf, spending time with his family, and spending time outdoors—especially hunting.

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Jeff Brinkman

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Jeff was born and raised in Canada. He graduated from BIOLA with a B.A. in 1996, after which he worked for three years as a head hunter in Southern California. Feeling a call to ministry, he enrolled at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston in 1999, graduating with a Masters of Divinity in 2002. Jeff and his wife Becky have 3 daughters and 1 son. Jeff enjoys all sports (especially hockey), reading, hiking, barbeques, and spending time with his family.

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Dave Nelson

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Dave is a graduate of WSU and the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastor’s College. He spent four years in Japan teaching English as a second language, and spent nine years as a Financial Consultant for RBC. He has been happily married to Anne for over twenty years and has five children.

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Jim Spurgetis

ELDER

Jim is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Gonzaga University School of Law. He has been a practicing lawyer in Spokane since 1978. Jim and his lovely wife have six children. He enjoys most his wife and children, and Greek food.

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Drew Schaefer

ELDER

Drew is a sinner that has been redeemed by Christ's work on the cross. He was born in Spokane, Washington and graduated from University High School and Eastern Washington University. Drew has been very happily married to his wife Jami since 2008, and they currently have three children. Drew works as an investment advisor and enjoys spending time with his family and friends or reading books.

NORTH CAMPUS

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Dave Farley

LEAD PASTOR / NORTH CAMPUS PASTOR

David is a graduate of Lewis and Clark High school, WSU, Covenant Theological Seminary and Western Seminary. He is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry. He has been married for 19 years and is the father of five boys. He loves church history, tennis, Seahawk football and spending time with his family.

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John Kershinar

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

John is a graduate of Mead High School and Montana Tech. He has been working for the Boeing Company since 1989. John and his wife Stacy have been married 25 years and have five boys. In his spare time John enjoys running, hiking, reading, Seahawks football, and music.

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Mark Williams

ELDER

Mark is a graduate of Northwest Christian High School in Spokane Washington. He has been married 25 years to Kim and they have six wonderful children and one granddaughter. He owns his own business selling products he has invented to warehouses nationwide. Mark is one of the founding members of Grace Christian Fellowship.

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Dan King

ELDER

Dan is a grateful, redeemed sinner. He has a growing love for the glory of God and the centrality of the gospel of Christ. Dan has studied Theology and Information Technology. He was introduced to Reformed Theology by Dr. R. C. Sproul’s The Holiness of God in the late 1980s. He has worked as an IT Manager for the Federal Probation System since 1992. Dan and his wife, Nadine, have been happily married since 1980. They have three children and three grandchildren. Dan enjoys hiking, reading, and going for long country drives with Nadine.

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Josh Soehner

ELDER

Josh is a graduate of Arizona State University. He has owned and operated a franchise business since 2005. Josh has been married to his amazing wife Johanna since 2002 and they've been blessed with 4 wonderful boys. He enjoys coaching his boys basketball and lacrosse teams. Josh is passionate about Jesus, hunting, hiking, and reading.

 
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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

BOTH CAMPUSES

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Steve Lady

ADMINISTRATOR

Steve lived most of his life in Arizona and is a graduate of Arizona State University, Asbury Theological Seminary, and most recently EWU with an MBA. He worked for years with the Postal Service as a Financial Analyst and has a varied church background including mainstream and independent churches. He is married to Cheryl; they have one daughter. Steve enjoys mysteries, thinking, and cooking and eating flavorful dishes.

Elizabeth Hulsizer

SECRETARY/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Elizabeth was born in Spokane, Washington at Sacred Heart Hospital. She was homeschooled and currently lives on the farm where she was raised. Her hobbies include playing the only instrument she ever learned how to play (her iPod), fellowshipping with friends and family, singing, road trips, walks on cool summer & fall evenings, sarcasm, and baking.

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Sarah Mikucki

SECRETARY/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Sarah was born in Nebraska and raised in Colorado. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute–Spokane with a B.S. in Biblical Studies, where she worked as an office and administrative assistant in various positions at Moody and Moody Aviation. Sarah married her husband David in 2014 and has worked at Grace Christian Fellowship since summer of that year. Sarah enjoys reading, writing, playing the piano, calligraphy, graphic design, and cooking.

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Beth Anne Bretthauer

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Beth Anne was born in Alabama and raised in Spokane. She has a BA in creative writing from Eastern Washington University, which includes transfer credits from Spokane Falls Community College & Durham University, UK. She has worked at the church since December of 2011. She married her husband Brett in 2016. They have a son named Athanasius.

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Bridget Ikehara

BOOKKEEPER

Bridget is a graduate of Gonzaga University (Go Zags!). She majored in accounting and worked as a Finance Director at a local non-profit before becoming a stay at home mom. Bridget has been happily married to Nathan since 2011 and they currently have two wonderful kids. Bridget enjoys board games, crafting, quilting and sports, especially watching Gonzaga basketball and any Olympic event.

 

* We believe pastor and elder are synonymous in scripture. The men noted as pastors here are the regular preaching elders.